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Wyoming basketball recruiting: Cowboys land four players on National Signing Day

Austin Conway, Justin James highlight Wyoming's National Signing Day haul. The Cowboys signed four players in total.

Jeff Bottari

The Wyoming Cowboys nabbed four signatures on National Signing Day including Austin Conway, a speedy PG out of Colorado, and Justin James, a versatile swingman.

Let's take a look at your four newest Cowboys.

Austin Conway - PG - 5'10" - 165 lbs

Conway, a Rivals three-star prospect out of Aurora, Colorado, is my favorite player of the group. Whatever Conway lacks in size, he makes up for with quickness, court vision, and hustle. In all of his tape, he proves tough to rattle and always seems to be a step ahead of everyone else on the floor. Head to the 2:52 mark of the video below to see what I'm talking about:

Conway dribbles directly into trouble, but has the poise to quickly find a teammate and avoid a turnover or poor shot. When you're as outsized as Conway will be at the next level, traits like that are pivotal.

The tool that sticks out of the most for Conway will always be his speed, however. You won't find many players faster than him, and you can see in the video how effortlessly he can get by defenders at any given moment. Watching him change the tempo of a possession in an instant is going to be fun to watch for the next few years.

Justin James - G/F - 6'6" - 180 lbs

Justin James is the second of Wyoming's two Rivals three-star recruits and will come to Wyoming from Port Saint Lucie, FL. He could play some two-guard at the next level, but he's probably best-suited for small forward in the long run. At worst, you have a nifty swingman on your hands.

James lacks explosiveness, but his impressive handle and basketball IQ allows him to score/create from anywhere on the court, even against quicker defenders. Defensively, he's a strong presence when forced to go in the paint, averaging 1.9 BPG his junior year, and his long reach should serve him well on the perimeter.

Of all four signees, James is the most likely to contribute immediately for the Cowboys.

Andrew Moemeka - PF - 6'8" - 200 lbs

Moemeka gets little love from recruiting databases, but there's a lot to like about his game. The Florida product boasts impressive all-around athleticism, which more than makes up for his lack of size at the power forward spot.

He's been a quietly imposing post-presence in the past as well, averaging six blocks a game during his junior season. To watch Moemeka play basketball with other dudes in oversized t-shirts, click here:

Offensively, you'll likely find he's still very much a work in progress. Virtually all of his baskets in the video above are uncontested looks that he won't be getting very often at the next level. My favorite offensive moment of his comes at the :58 mark, when he utilizes soft hands and a quick move to get himself an open look. Of course, player No. 238 was nice enough to provide a defensive effort that only James Harden could love in order to give Moemeka the easy bucket.

You'll also find he has some range, which is always nice to have at the four-spot, but he doesn't look terribly comfortable pulling up from far away. Still, this is a nice, under-the-radar get by Wyoming.

Jordan Naughton - PF - 6'9" - 220 lbs

There isn't a ton out on Naughton, especially in terms of tape. ESPN and have him rated as a two-star prospect. The best resource you'll be able to find on Naughton is this interview between his high school coach and The Star Tribune's Mike Vorel.

Don't look at Naughton to contribute immediately, but he has the potential to develop into a nifty big-man on the offensive end.